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Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

The name of Lionel Johnston on the Le Touret Memorial. Photographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2015

The name of Lionel Johnston on the Le Touret Memorial. Photographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2015

Today we remember …

JL Johnstone. Prefects 1904

JL Johnstone. Prefects 1904

On 12th May 1915 John Leslie Johnston, B Social 1899. Lt, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, was recorded as missing, presumed killed in action in an unknown engagement in the 2nd Battle of Ypres. He was one of the most distinguished scholars of his time at Radley. He won the Richards Gold Medal, the James, Heathcote and Gibbs Scholarships. He went on to become Fellow and Dean of Magdalen College, Oxford. His friend, Edwyn Bevan, published a biography of him in 1920.‘He vanished in May 1915 and it is very likely that he was executed by the Germans soon after being shot in the abdomen.’ Letter from Dr Simon Harris, Regimental Historian, 2014

Lt JL Johnstone, Ox & Bucks LI. Missing in action, 12 May 1915

Lt JL Johnstone, Ox & Bucks LI. Missing in action, 12 May 1915